Arabic Literature in Translation: 18 Works Forthcoming in Winter-Spring 2018

Eighteen literary works translated from the Arabic and forthcoming in English translation between January 1 and June 20, 2018.


Forthcoming: 16 to Read in 2016

“This autobiographical novel, about Khalifa’s thirteen years in a Syrian prison, has already appeared in strong French translation from Stéphanie Dujols (La Coquille), and in 2016 will be issued in English, published by Interlink.”

August is Ending: New Fall Fiction, New Fall Poetry

August is ending, beach season is coming to a close, and — huzzah — there’s a new blog in town: قصص أخرى (QISASUKHRA). It’s still rather spare, but promises “excerpts of previously untranslated Arabic literary works in English.” The first entry, titled “My Mother,” is a short story by Hamdi Abu Golayyel (his Thieves in Retirement and Dog With No Tail are both in English). There’s also new late-August fiction up on World Literature Today, Jadaliyya, and probably elsewhere: